Turn Me Loose (Loverboy song)

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"Turn Me Loose"
Single by Loverboy
from the album Loverboy
ReleasedFebruary 7, 1981
GenreHard rock
Length5:38 (album)
3:30 (single/video)
Songwriter(s)Paul Dean, Mike Reno
Producer(s)Bruce Fairbairn
Loverboy singles chronology
"Turn Me Loose"
"The Kid Is Hot Tonite"

"Turn Me Loose" is a hit song recorded by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. It was released on their eponymous debut album in 1980, and as a single in 1981. With a strong rock synthesizer start to the song, followed by a steady build on the guitars, it peaked at #7 on the RPM singles chart in 1981 and #6 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in the US.


Chart (1981) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 3
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 5
South Africa (Springbok)[3] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 35
US Billboard Top Rock Tracks 6


Additional musician

Cover versions[edit]

Young Divas version[edit]

"Turn Me Loose"
Single by Young Divas featuring Savage
from the album New Attitude
B-side"Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man)"
ReleasedNovember 17, 2007
GenreDance, pop
LabelSony BMG
Songwriter(s)Paul Dean, Mike Reno
Young Divas singles chronology
"Turn Me Loose"
Savage singles chronology
"They Don't Know"
"Turn Me Loose"

"Turn Me Loose" was covered by Australian girl group Young Divas for their second studio album New Attitude. It was released physically and digitally as the lead single from the album on November 17, 2007.[6] "Turn Me Loose" also features New Zealand rapper Savage and is the final single released by the Young Divas. The song peaked at number 15 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The music video for "Turn Me Loose" features the Young Divas singing and dancing in front of a white backdrop.[7]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Turn Me Loose" – 3:50
  2. "Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man This Christmas)" – 3:40
Digital EP[8]
  1. "Turn Me Loose" – 3:50
  2. "Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man This Christmas)" – 3:40
  3. "Turn Me Loose" (Divas Only Version) – 3:18

Weekly chart[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
ARIA Singles Chart[9] 15

Year-end chart[edit]

Chart (2007) Rank
Australian Artists Singles Chart[10] 35


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  2. ^ "Loverboy – Turn Me Loose". Top 40 Singles.
  3. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles, 14th Edition: 1955-2012. Record Research. p. 517.
  5. ^ "Final track listing for Mimicry and Memories". Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  6. ^ "CD Releases: Turn Me Loose". Sony BMG. Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ "Video: Turn Me Loose". Take 40 Australia. MCM Entertainment. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Turn Me Loose – EP by Young Divas". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Discography Young Divas". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Singles 2007". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 26 September 2012.